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There are 10 ways to get from London to Athlone by plane, train, tram, bus, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly London Heathrow to Dublin, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) LHR - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$105 - $295

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Train to London Luton, fly to Dublin, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Dublin (DUB) LTN - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$68 - $228

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Fly London City to Dublin, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dublin (DUB) LCY - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$87 - $273

Fly London Gatwick to Dublin, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Dublin (DUB) LGW - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$73 - $223

Fly London Stansted to Dublin, tram, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dublin (DUB) STN - DUB
  2. Take the tram from The Point Luas Stop to Heuston Luas Stop
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$79 - $213

Train to Southend, fly to Dublin, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Dublin (DUB) SEN - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$81 - $313

Fly London Heathrow to Shannon, bus, train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN) LHR - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Galway to Athlone

$120 - $389

Fly London City to Shannon, bus, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Shannon (SNN) LCY - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Galway to Athlone

$222 - $1,047

Train, bus and ferry  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$93 - $173

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Drive from London to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Athlone

$115 - $154

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Athlone is to train and fly which costs £50 - £180 and takes 7 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Athlone is to fly and train which costs £80 - £230 and takes 6 h 39 min.

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The distance between London and Athlone is 357 miles.

The best way to get from London to Athlone without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 13 h 43 min and costs £70 - £140.

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from London to Athlone, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Athlone. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £20 - £29.

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Map of how to get from London to Athlone.
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  • Distance: 357 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 39 min

What companies run services between London, England and Athlone, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from London to Athlone. However, you can take the train to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the line 747 bus to The 3Arena, take the walk to The Point Luas Stop, take the tram to Heuston Luas Stop, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Athlone. Alternatively, you can take the train to London City Airport DLR Station, take the walk to London City airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the line 747 bus to The 3Arena, take the walk to The Point Luas Stop, take the tram to Heuston Luas Stop, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Athlone.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from London City to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $210
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $190
Flights from London Luton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $200
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
CityJet
Website
cityjet.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Athlone
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Athlone
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
irishrail.ie
Luas
Phone
00353 1 4614911
Email
info@luas.ie
Website
luas.ie
Tram from The Point Luas Stop to Heuston Luas Stop
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Luas
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Bus Eireann
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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